Qatar to slash booze prices ahead of 2022 World Cup
Since the decision was announced that Qatar would hold the 2022 World Cup, many potential issues have been raised by fans thinking about attending the event in some capacity. One of the most talked-about has been alcohol, how freely it would be available, how much it would cost and what rules would be in place. As we edge closer to the World Cup taking place, it appears that there is a positive angle on all of these, something that will be music to the ears of England fans who are putting together plans to head over to Qatar – assuming England qualify of course.
As things stand now, tourists in Qatar are allowed to buy alcohol from licensed hotels, and this works out at just under $14 per beer. There are around 40 licensed hotels in the country, so not really a big choice and those hotels would be in high demand if no rule changes were made, with rooms at a premium and prices as high as they could be. There is just one liquor store in the entire country, and this will sell to non-Muslims who have a permit to buy alcohol, something football fans wouldn’t have, so that wouldn’t be an option for those who are travelling over.
However, it has recently been reported that a deal is close to being agreed which would aid most of that. The deal would see alcohol cut in price as it would be subsided, more places would sell it and hotels would be allowed to run happy hour promotions for longer, all of which is good news for those in attendance.
With this news in place, England fans will be looking to their team to qualify, so they can really start making their plans for the trip out to Qatar. That shouldn’t be too much of a problem for them though, as they are currently listed amongst the favourites to win the entire tournament after their impressive showing at the World Cup in Russia back in 2018.
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The recent news about alcohol is another positive move for the fans of 2022 World Cup, and this will really please those who are keeping an eye on what is happening. With a deal likely to be made in the coming weeks and months, the only thing left for England is to see their team qualify for the finals and then fans can begin the task of planning the trip to follow their team at the biggest sports event.
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